Domestic Abuse


1.  SSJ believes that no person should live in fear of violence or abuse. 
1.2  SSJ commits to treating all reports of domestic abuse seriously and ensure all staff are trained comprehensively to deliver a trauma informed, non-judgemental approach.
SSJ will look to create a safe space, whilst sending out a strong message that domestic abuse is unacceptable.
1.3  SSJ understands that there are many barriers to reporting domestic abuse, but encourages service users and residents affected to raise the issue in the knowledge that SSJ will treat the matter empathetically and with a non-judgemental approach.
1.4  If you have any queries about  SSJ’s approach to domestic abuse, you can ask to speak to a DA Lead within your service, by asking your supporting staff for contact details, or speak to the housing management team on (freephone) 0800 987 4150

To read the FULL version of the Service User & Resident Domestic Abuse Policy, please click link below:

Service User and Resident Domestic Abuse Policy 2023

For Guide to Supporting Service Users & Residents Experiencing Domestic Abuse and additional services, please click links below:

Supporting Service Users & Residents Experiencing DA Final

Domestic Abuse Services – Hampshire Spreadsheet

But please also see below for additional:


Aurora New Dawn – Portsmouth – 023 9247 9254.

Stop Domestic Abuse – Portsmouth – 023 92065494.

Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service:

Women 023 9266 9511./ Men 023 9266 9516.

Yellow Door – Southampton – 023 8063 6313.

PIPPA – Southampton – 023 80917917.

Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service – 0330 165112.

Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327.

National LBGT & Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428.

Hampton Trust – 023 8000 1061.

Refuge  Refuge is one of the largest single providers of specialist

accommodation and services to women and children escaping domestic violence,

supporting over 1,000 women and children every day.

Women’s Aid  Women’s Aid is the national domestic abuse

charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. They work to end

violence against women and children and support over 500 domestic and sexual

violence services across the country.

Respect  Respect is the UK association for professionals working with domestic violence perpetrators, male survivors and associated support services. The organisation’s key aim is to increase the safety of those experiencing domestic violence through promoting effective interventions with perpetrators.

GALLOP  Gallop provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and

transgender people experiencing domestic abuse.

Men’s Advice Line  The Men’s Advice Line offers practical advice, information and support to male victims of domestic abuse as well as concerned friends and families.